King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has rejigged its practice areas as part of a major Chinese shake-up following its partner conference in Shanghai this month.
The first ever report into the financial results of the elite Chinese firms, The Lawyer China Elite 2015, has revealed almost all of the top 30 enjoyed stellar revenue growth in the past year, despite a stock market crash and slowed economic growth.
Zhong Lun’s partners have decided to launch a new international strategy after months of consultation to remain independent, while its Hong Kong associated firm has officially integrated into the mainland base.
Four copyright disputes in the music industry subscription
We continue to read of copyright disputes in the music business and this month is no exception.
Risks and guarantees: Letters of Guarantee and Chinese investors download subscription
As Chinese investors get more involved in global infrastructure projects, here are some practical pointers on Letters of Guarantee.
The offshore dragon: increasing popularity of international financial centres in China download subscription
Using companies incorporated in international financial centres in structuring financial transactions, capital raisings and corporate structures has long been popular in Asia, particularly Hong Kong.
China’s carbon reduction goals download subscription
China has now submitted its carbon emissions reduction goals to the UN.
Mutual Recognition of Funds scheme marks new milestone in fund passporting download subscription
The Commencement of the Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRF) scheme has set the tone for further potential boosts to Asian fund passporting schemes.
Handling tax evasion risk in Hong Kong: new guidance for 2015 download subscription
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has issued new guidance on handling tax evasion risk.
ArbitrAsian innovation: the Asian disputes market and ADR download subscription
Arbitral centres in Hong Kong and Singapore have recently updated their rules.
A Dutch ship operating company, SBV, brought claims against a Chinese bank, BOC, for payment under two refund guarantees governed by English law.
Confirmation that an English law and jurisdiction clause in a bill of lading was exclusive.
China v UK – a comparison of key employment law principles download subscription
The issues most likely to affect managers and HR professionals operating internationally.
FIFA allegations: establishing the home turf download subscription
While the US authorities have led the way, in the home of football the Serious Fraud Office is “assessing material”.
New free trade zones to encourage investment in China download subscription
China plans new pilot free trade zones (FTZs) for Guangdong, Tianjin and Fujian
Record fine in Chinese automotive sector download subscription
Mercedes-Benz fined $57m for price-fixing.
Global M&A on the up download subscription
…but Brazil is still struggling.
Funds: Luxembourg and the Chinese connection download subscription
Luxembourg opens the door to China with approval of R-QFII UCITS funds.
New arbitration rules for China subscription